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Ukraine

Turning Tides

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Ukraine is typically seen as an emerging country, blighted by crisis. Ukrainians are all gradually helping to change this stereotype. Here we examine key legal reforms aimed at improving the efficiency and safety of...more

Kyiv Tax Newsletter (Ukrainian)

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On 23 March 2017, the President of Ukraine signed the Law of Ukraine “On Amendments to the Tax Code of Ukraine Concerning the Taxation of Inheritance” (hereinafter – the Law on inheritance tax), which simplifies the...more

Kyiv Tax Newsletter - April 2017

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On 23 March 2017, the President of Ukraine signed the Law of Ukraine “On Amendments to the Tax Code of Ukraine Concerning the Taxation of Inheritance” (hereinafter – the Law on inheritance tax), which simplifies the...more

Ukraine aerospace and technology industry

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“The Aerospace and Techology sector capabilities make it one of Ukraine’s largest potential export sectors and economic drivers. The primary goals are connecting the industry with 21st century processes already developed and...more

The National Bank of Ukraine continues to reform currency controls

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The National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) relaxed a number of currency control restrictions and facilitated the acceleration of certain foreign trade operations related to the recent Resolution No. 30 "On Amendments to the NBU Board...more

Anti-money laundering bulletin - Spring 2017

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DLA Piper’s Financial Services Regulatory team welcomes you to the Spring 2017 edition of our Anti-Money Laundering (AML) Bulletin. In this issue, we provide updates on AML developments and enforcement actions in the UK and...more

Russia restricts money transfers to countries barring "Russian payment systems"

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On 3 April 2017, the President of Russia signed Federal Law No. 59-FZ on Amending the Federal Law on the National Payment System (the Law). The Law restricts cross-border money transfers from Russia to countries barring the...more

New initiatives of NBU open opportunities for secondary Debt Trading

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The National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) introduced important changes to the procedure for registration of cross-border loans advanced by foreign lenders to Ukrainian borrowers. Among other initiatives, new rules simplify the...more

Ukraine: NBU improves the cross-border loans registration rules

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On 23 March 2017, the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) adopted amendments to its regulations regarding the registration of cross-border loans, as described further below....more

Red Notice Newsletter - March 2017

Anticorruption Developments - SEC Chairman Nominee Jay Clayton Receives Confirmation Hearing - On March 23, 2017, SEC Chairman Nominee Jay Clayton testified before the Senate Banking Committee at his confirmation...more

Ukraine: Adoption of laws substantially changing legislative regulation on ownership and disposition of corporate rights (shares)...

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On March 23, 2017 the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine adopted three laws substantially changing legislative regulation on ownership and disposition of corporate rights (shares) of companies, in particular joint-stock companies, and...more

Ukraine: Adoption of laws substantially changing legislative regulation on ownership and disposition of corporate rights (shares)...

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On March 23, 2017 the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine adopted three laws substantially changing legislative regulation on ownership and disposition of corporate rights (shares) of companies, in particular joint-stock companies, and...more

Ukraine ratifies the Double Tax Treaty with Luxembourg and a Free Trade Zone Agreement with Canada (Ukrainian)

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On 14 March 2017 the Ukrainian Parliament passed two laws for On 14 March 2017 the Ukrainian Parliament passed two laws for ratification of two important international treaties...more

Ukraine ratifies the Double Tax Treaty with Luxembourg and a Free Trade Zone Agreement with Canada

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On 14 March 2017 the Ukrainian Parliament passed two laws for ratification of two important international treaties...more

Ukrainian sanctions enacted against certain banks with Russian capital - changes in foreign currency regulation

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On March 16, 2017, Ukrainian President signed a decree approving the decision allowing the National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) and the National Bank of Ukraine to impose sanctions against Ukrainian banks funded by...more

EU prolongs sanctions against Russia

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On 13 March 2017, the Council of the European Union (EU) adopted Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/437 and Council Decision 2017/445/CFSP extending the validity of sanctions (Restrictive Measures), including the asset...more

NBU cancels certain individual licenses for individuals-residents of Ukraine

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On 23 February 2017 the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) amended its regulations whereby it revisited the legal regime for placement money on foreign accounts and making foreign investments by individuals-residents of Ukraine....more

Doing Business in Russia, Kazakhstan, Ukraine and Belarus

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On February 16, 2017, Bennett Jones hosted a networking lunch with the Canada Eurasia Russia Business Association to discuss recent Canadian project experience in Russia, Kazakhstan, Ukraine and Belarus. ...more

Ukraine: Changes and amendments in the town-planning law

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On 17 January 2017 Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine adopted Law 1817-VIII "On Introduction of Changes and Amendments to Certain Legislation Acts of Ukraine regarding Improvement of Town-Planning Activity" (Law). The Law is signed by...more

Ukraine: New rules on withholding tax for Eurobond offerings and LPNs

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Starting from January 1, 2017 Ukrainian tax legislation contains new (more favorable) rules on taxation of interest payable by Ukrainian borrowers under Eurobonds offerings relating to LPN structures. It is common for...more

Key Takeaways: Inside the White House and Capitol Hill — The Impact of a New Administration on Global Markets

On January 25, 2017, Skadden hosted a panel discussion at the London Stock Exchange on the potential policy direction of the Trump administration. The panel touched on tax reform, trade agreements, inbound and outbound U.S....more

Ukraine and USA signs treaty on FATCA

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On 7 February 2017, the Minister of Finance of Ukraine and the US Ambassador to Ukraine signed a treaty on Ukraine’s performance of the US Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) (the Treaty). According to the Ministry of...more

Ukraine and USA signs treaty on FATCA (Ukrainian)

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On 7 February 2017, the Minister of Finance of Ukraine and the US Ambassador to Ukraine signed a treaty on Ukraine’s performance of the US Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) (the Treaty). According to the Ministry of...more

Tax Code of Ukraine: 2017 edition

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In 2017 a set of changes and amendments have been introduced into the Tax Code of Ukraine (Tax Code) based on the adoption of the two draft laws: Draft law No.5368 on improvement of the investment climate in Ukraine and Draft...more

OFAC Eases Certain Sanctions Involving Russia’s FSB; BIS Licensing Still Required

On February 2, 2017, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) issued Cyber-related General License (GL) 1, a general license that authorizes certain transactions with Russia’s Federal...more

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